There's the age-old debate about reading a book before watching a movie or vise versa. I took an interesting twist. We've seen about 4 episodes of the TV show "The Dead Zone," and then I picked up the book through my library (Kindle-checkout... awesome!).  It was really interesting how the first part of the book was really similar to the tv show, but then it really diverged. On the other hand, it could just be that I haven't come close to the main storyline in the tv show yet.